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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Odessa

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Odessa in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Odessa:

  • Records indicate that 14,110 girls in the United States have been named Odessa since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1924, when 463 people in the U.S. were given the name Odessa. Those people are now 92 years old.

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    Comments about the name Odessa

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      16 Positive Comments

  • "I named my dog Odessa. I would call her Dessa or Dess usually. Everyone who heard her name absolutely loved it, I always got compliments. It's very unique and beautiful sounding." Aug. 24, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "Odessa is a beautiful name for a special unique girl to have. Its very awesome and not a name you hear all the time. I love my name and I'm glad my parents gave me this name it's always nice to hear compliments after I say my name. The name Odessa stands out and not easy to forget." Jan. 24, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Odessa too. I absolutely love it. My family dates back to Odessa, Ukraine. I love being a part of the rich history. Everyone comments on my name. Everyone can usally remember it, but there is a Jessie and a Tessa at my school and my friends sometimes call my Dessie or Dessa so it's a bit confusing. Weirdly, sometimes people spell my name with two ds." Oct. 27, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Odessa too. I absolutely love it. My family dates back to Odessa, Ukraine. I love being a part of the rich history. Everyone comments on my name. Everyone can usally remember it, but there is a Jessie and a Tessa at my school and my friends sometimes call my Dessie or Dessa so it's a bit confusing. Weirdly, sometimes people spell my name with two ds." Oct. 27, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Odessa too. I absolutely love it. My family dates back to Odessa, Ukraine. I love being a part of the rich history. Everyone comments on my name. Everyone can usally remember it, but there is a Jessie and a Tessa at my school and my friends sometimes call my Dessie or Dessa so it's a bit confusing. Weirdly, sometimes people spell my name with two ds." Oct. 27, 2014: Report as inappropriate

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  • "Our daughter (who 3 years old now) IS called Odessa. My partner is Polish (I am English myself) ? so you can imagine our difficulty in finding a name we both liked (I wasn?t keen on Kazimiera and she wasn?t keen on Aerial). We do sometimes use the shortened ?Dessa?, and so does our little princess. It?s exotic without being too weird, and we like the positive meaning in the name book of ?long journey? ? something that we hope her life will represent. We always understood that the name was in fact from ancient Greece ? and relates to Homer?s Odyssey, but others have suggested that we named our child with a place name (mainly Polish relatives, understandably, tend to this theory). In England some of my relatives refer to the ?Odessa Files? ? both a movie, and the German Codename for an operation to smuggle WW2 war criminals to Brazil ? so named, I believe, because it DID involve a very circuitous and long journey. Wikipedia says of the town Odessa ?The origin of the name, or the reasons for naming the town Odessa, are not known. A legend regarding a link with the name of the ancient Greek colony persists, so there might be some truth in the oral tradition.? Anyway ? hear is my tribute to Odessa May who, to my ears, has the sweetest name I have ever heard" Nov. 28, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Odessa too! and i haven't met someone with a same name like me personally, well but not in facebook.i have an FB friend with a same name. What you all said about your experiences about our name, is all correct! :) mistaken it with vanessa is kinda annoying :) coz i love my name-ODESSA" Jun. 22, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Odessa... I'm glad I was named this. I love the meaning, "long journey". =]" Mar. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My friend wanted to name all her kids with names starting with "O" but all she could get was Olivia. She loved Odessa, and know her baby girl's name is going to be Odessa Rene." Nov. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Like everybody else has commented, I often get the reply that my name is very beautiful. I've never met another Odessa either. I love my name, it's unique, the only time i've ever seen my name is on a map, and on the credits for MASH once. Ha ha:)" Aug. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Odessa, and until I was about 10 I hated my name, because all the people that I know with this name were much older than I. Now that I am an adult I love my name and wouldn't change my name for nothing in the world. I often get a lot of complements about my name. I often get the wow you know there is a city in Russia or Texas that's named Odessa. and when I take calls at work alot of people often mistake that I said my name was Vanessa or Melissa." May. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name and want to name my unborn daughter Odessa. Now I just have to convince my hustband..." May. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "the person writing this message is named Odessa. all most everyone in my class spells my name with 2 d's. people mostly pronounce it wrong and its very unique. most people who have first met me say my name is very beautiful 2!!" Dec. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Until last week I thought I was the only odessa out there, till a girl came into my work with the same name. I get alot of "oh did you know there is a city named odessa" and people often think I said my name was vanessa but overall its a good name" Sep. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "im from Ukraine. One ukr.city called Odessa. Is strange to call someone Cityname. hello Madrid, how are you? hello London, hows going ..." Aug. 26, 2013: Report as inappropriate

      12 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Odrssa and i'm 50 year's old.I was named after my grandma I like my name." Jan. 22, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Odessa too,and I love it so much, yes people who hear it for the first time is usually blown away, thinks exotic, mention the black sea in Russia and just about every comments already said Love love my name Odessa .Sweet!!!" Jan. 6, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am only young, and when I was around three, my mom called me Odie bodie baby! I do not know why, she is strange. I nicknamed myself Dessy, but lots of people spell it desi. I hate that! But I just read this, and found the nickname ocean! I love it, its so beautiful. Funny, because peoplesometimes call me dolphin, I can make a noise just like a dolphin! I was in the news paper, for being the first girl to be named Odessa, in my country.People also love my name, but I dont ! I wish I was like my brother, he's Charlie. That's so common! (It means little man.) I was also named Odessa, because I travelled around the world, before I was even born!" Mar. 20, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My baby girl is named Odessa. I think the name is as sweet, pretty, and cute as she is! it goes well with her personality." Jul. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Ahahahaha my name is Odessa and I'm from CANADA :D and everything u guys said matches me too :)" Jul. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name. Everyone tells me it is a beautiful and rare name. Some even say it is sexy. It's really unique and a really lovely name to call your child." Apr. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my middle name, and I get one of three reactions: Wow, that's really awesome. I wish that was my name! Isn't there like a city in texas named that? And: HAHA ODIE! (I had a kid in high school who called me odie, as in garfield's dog friend.)" Jan. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my little one Odessa, she is almost 8 now. She likes her name and has nicknames like Dess, Desi, Daisy, Ocean, Essa. She is so amazing. Her name is strong and impactful yet sweet and nostalgic. Many women were named Odessa in the 20's...it is the place name of an amazing city in Russia and it is connected to Greek mythology meaning long adventure or journey. And such her life has been!" Nov. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "well there are alot of Odessa's arnt there! lol I'm Odessa to. I'm from New Zealand and alot of people compliment my name and think it sounds very exotic, i love my name because no one ever gets me mixed up with anyone else because it is so distinctive and i'm very rearly forgotten because of it." Sep. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi I am South African.I love my name and many times people are suprised when I tell them my name because its the first time they hear a name like it before." Jul. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well my name is Odessa, and i have NEVER met anyone else with my name. Most times at my work or when i have met someone they comment on how beautiful my name is and how they have never heard of it. Im surprised it is not popular among people as Odessa is such a beautiful and unique name." Feb. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well my name's not Odessa, but my cousin's is. Many times I've heard the name pronounced Oh-dee-suh. But it really is pronounced Oh-dess-uh. I like the name it's pretty and very unique." Oct. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate



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